Press Release
(2005 FIM Superbike World Championship)
Troy Corser News
Round 5 , Silverstone (GB), Friday 27th May 2005, Friday Qualifying
Circuit: 3,619km., Weather: Dry, sunny/cloudy 20-26C


Troy finished third fastest on the first day of qualifying at Silverstone, but
it couldve been first! But for a small mistake on his fast lap, Troy wouldve
topped the leaderboard today, but a little slip-up lost him the best part of
three tenths of a second and that was enough to push him down to third place.
Regis Laconi posted the days fastest time, with a lap of 1:27.578. His Ducati
team mate James Toseland was less then one tenth of a second behind. Troy and
his Alstare team mate Yukio Kagayama completed the provisional front row, with
Frankie Chili (Honda) fifth and Karl Muggeridge (Honda) sixth.

TROY - 3rd, 1:27.696

I put on my qualifying tyre and, up until the final chicane, I was all set for a
pretty quick lap. But, I got into it a bit too deep, overshot and lost my drive
on the exit and onto the start-finish straight and that cost me provisional
pole. But its not a big drama and Im not worried, because tomorrow and Sunday
are far more important. All the work we did today worked out really well and I
feel and weve almost got the set-up we want. The new Silverstone layout is very
physical and there are no places at all to have a rest - its that kind of a
track and quite different to the one weve raced on the past two seasons - and I
have no idea why they have changed it this way. We did a half race distance
today and the tyre was pretty consistent, so I am pretty happy with that side of
things. All well do tomorrow is a bit of fine-tuning and see if we can get the
bike even better. I wasnt pushing 100 per cent today, so Im pretty confident
of a good result tomorrow.

Friday qualifying:

 1 Laconi (F-Ducati)                        1:27.578
 2 Toseland (GB-Ducati)                     1:27.627
 3 CORSER (Aus-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra) 1:27.696
 4 Kagayama (J-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra) 1:27.832
 5 Chili (I-Honda)                          1:28.145
 6 Muggeridge (Aus-Honda)                   1:28.189
 7 Haga (J-Yamaha)                          1:28.240
 8 Vermeulen (Aus-Honda)                    1:28.310
 9 Bostrom (USA-Honda)                      1:28.366
10 Walker (GB-Kawasaki)                     1:28.373